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Helen Morgan Burgess / Woods (Hamilton)

Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Daughter of William Pierson Hamilton and Juliet Pierpont Hamilton
Wife of W. Randolph Burgess, U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Colonel Arthur Hale Woods, New York City Police Commissioner
Sister of Major General Pierpont M. Hamilton

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About Helen Morgan Burgess / Woods


Helen Morgan Hamilton (June 12, 1896 – unknown) was a socialite and granddaughter of investment banker J.P. Morgan.

Hamilton was born in Ramapo, New York, the eldest child of William Pierson Hamilton (great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton) and Juliet Pierpont Morgan (daughter of John Pierpont Morgan). Her siblings included Pierpont M. Hamilton, Laurens Morgan Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, and Elizabeth Hamilton. She grew up at the family's estate "Table Rock" in Sloatsburg, New York.

On June 10, 1916, Hamilton married the New York Police Commissioner Arthur Hale Woods. They moved to Washington when Woods served in the War Department. Woods died in 1942, and on March 5, 1955, Hamilton married the banker and diplomat Warren Randolph Burgess who was serving in the Eisenhower administration.

In 1915, Hamilton purchased the Georgetown home of Robert Todd Lincoln and lived there until 1984.

Hamilton had four children with Woods, John Pierpont Woods, Leonard Hamilton Woods, Alexander Hamilton Woods and Caroline Frances Woods.